In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former England midfielder Carlton Palmer has backed Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho to offload the out-of-favour Dele Alli during the upcoming transfer window.
The 24-year-old faces major question marks over his future in north London at the minute. He has started just one of their ten Premier League matches this term, and has been snubbed entirely from the matchday squad in eight fixtures too.
During the summer, Spurs rejected loan advances from Ligue 1 champions and Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain whilst it has also been reported that Daniel Levy is firmly against selling the long-serving England international next month.
However, Palmer believes that Mourinho may have the final say and has tipped him to make the bold and ruthless call.
He told FFC:
“Mourinho will have to decide.
“They’re gonna have a lot of football games, he’s going to have to make a decision of whether he can get Dele Alli to do what he wants him to do.
“If he can’t get him to do what he wants him to do, he’ll let him go. He will let him go. He’s not afraid to do that.”
Alli, who earns around £100k-per-week at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, has mainly been restricted to appearances in the Europa League in which he bagged a penalty earlier this week making it two goals and one assist from his last four matches in the competition.
It has certainly been a fall from grace for the former Mauricio Pochettino favourite as the two-time PFA Young Player of the Year hasn’t even featured for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions since June 2019. His 37th cap coming in their UEFA Nations League third-place playoff victory.
Only time will tell if there’s any way back for Alli this season.
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